Gartner Research

Compaq AlphaServer ES Series Midrange Servers

Published: 12 February 2002

ID: G0090641

Analyst(s): Ian Brown

Summary

Compaq's new AlphaServer ES45 is primarily of interest as a tactical buy for existing Alpha customers or for those who have an immediate need for exceptional processor performance in a compact chassis.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Compaq AlphaServer ES System Design
    • I/O
    • Packaging
    • Operating Systems
  • Analysis
    • Niche Applications
    • Compaq's Alpha-to-Itanium Migration Plans
    • Where Does the ES Family Go From Here?
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • HP Server
    • IBM pSeries
    • Sun and Fujitsu
  • Strengths
    • Power of the Alpha Processors
    • Superior Scientific/Technical-Server Platform
  • Limitations
    • Uncertain Future …
    • … But It Ends With Alpha
  • Insight

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